Excited about the October 14 annual solar eclipse? To help you view the event, download our October eclipse map below.
If you didn’t already know, viewers in the United States will see a dramatic solar eclipse on October 14, 2023.
The epicenter of the October 14 eclipse runs from Oregon through Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and western South Texas.
This will be an interesting eclipse because it will not be total, but will appear as an annular eclipse from the center line.
This occurs when the Moon passes through the center of the Sun’s disk but does not completely cover it, creating a so-called 'ring of fire’.
Beyond the epicenter, the rest of the United States sees a partial solar eclipse that diminishes in intensity.
The level of coverage should produce an interesting twilight effect for those near the centerline.
It’s said to be a warm-up for next year’s total solar eclipse on April 8, but the annual solar eclipse is a spectacular event.
Also known as a 'Ring of Fire’ eclipse, during an annual solar eclipse the Moon’s shadow does not completely cover the entire disk of the Sun.
Instead a ring of fire hangs in the sky.
October eclipse charts
Click on each map below to download to your computer or view a larger version on a smartphone or tablet.
October 14 Annual Solar Eclipse Chart
The map below shows the path of the ring — that is, where a total annular solar eclipse can be seen across the United States.
It also reveals how much the Sun’s 'bite’ is due to the Moon’s silhouette at different places and times.
Use the map to find out what you’ll see from your location, or where and when to experience the entire loop.
October 14 and April 8 eclipse chart
This map shows the path of the annular eclipse on October 14 and the path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
Red indicates cities in eclipse paths; Green triangles are national and state parks.
Read more in our guide to upcoming US eclipses
For more advice, read our guides on how to observe a solar eclipse safely and when the next eclipse will occur.
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